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SHAKTI BELLY DANCE

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Class Day Time Teacher Email Details
Shakti Belly dance Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Laura Gil
089 213 3301
laura.therapies@gmail.com 10 week course from 19th Sept until Nov 21st.
€90 before August 31st. €100 after or drop in €15

Why Shakti? 

In Hinduism, the god Shiva represents the constant change of the universe, the flow of life. Shiva is also known as ‘The Lord of Dance’ and it is said that his dance is what maintains the movement of our universe. Shakti is the feminine aspect of Shiva, and means energy, power. It is also the feminine principle of divine energy, the mother principle of creation, abundance. 

Shakti belly dance is a sacred space dedicated to every woman to nurture, explore and experience self-control and self-awareness through movement. 

The original women’s dance was not about performance or culture. It was a path of learning about being feminine in the most sacred way.

Belly dance offers women access to body awareness and wisdom. It is based on movements like circles, hip drops and undulations. In addition, belly dance works actively in our chakra system with a focus on our root, sacral and solar plexus. Those chakras are associated with stability, passion/creativity and will power. 

Undulations, for example, will bring a flow of energy from the base of the spine to the top of our head allowing the life force energy flowing freely through our body and softening and releasing any physical or emotional blockages within the body.

Dance helps us express our own truth, to connect with our most creative side and to gain confidence and self-esteem. 

10 WEEK INTRODUCTION TO BELLY DANCE (Level: Beginners)

During these 10 weeks we will learn the basic movements of oriental dance looking also at our chakra system, which is closely linked to some of the movements we will be working. 

The focus of this classes is on learning technique and integrate the basic movements through combinations and improvisations which will also allow you to discover your own style and express what your body wants to tell you. 
The aim of this course is also to focus more on what is felt than on what is seen. Most of the improvisations will be performed with eyes closed to tune you up with your creative centre of expression. 

This course is for women who wish to gain confidence and learn to express themselves through movement gaining awareness and deepening the connection between body-mind in a safe and non-judgmental environment. 

STARTS ON 19TH OF SEPTEMBER 2018 UNTIL 21ST OF NOVEMBER
When: Wednesdays
Time: 11am-12pm

ENROLMENT:
10 week course €100
EARLYBIRD: Pre-pay your 10 week course in full before August 31st and only pay €90 instead of €100.
For payments made after September 1st the full price of €100 applies. 
Drop in rate: €15

PAYMENT OPTIONS:
The early bird catches the worm! Pay in full by August 31st to receive the discount as mentioned above.

And because sharing is caring... and sharing experiences with friends always makes it more fun! Bring a friend along to your first class and get a 2x1 Drop in Rate. This is only valid for first time students who have never been in one of my belly dance classes before. 

Can't afford to pay the full price in one lot? You can also pay in two installments:
1st installment of €60 enrolling before the 10th of September to secure a place in your mat. The second installment can be paid on the first day of term. The first installment is not refundable. 

If you are the type that doesn't like long term commitment you can purchase a 5 consecutive class pass for €60 Classes need to be consecutive to ensure progress and are not transferable or refunded if not attended!

METHODS OF PAYMENT:
PayPal: Send payment to laura.therapies@gmail.com 
Card: Contact Laura to pay via SumUp
Bank Transfer: Contact Laura for bank details

FAQ 

*What do I bring? 
You just need to bring water to keep you hydrated and wear comfortable clothes! A great addition is a scarf! It is a great way to accentuate your hip movement whilst we dance. You do not necessarily need to show your belly or bring a hip scarf with coins. 

*I don’t have any previous experience in dance 
Don’t worry, you don’t need to have any previous experience in dance as this is an introduction and perfect for beginners. We will be starting from the very basics and from there we will develop our skills, integrating more complicated movements as we go along, playing, exploring and improvising with them. 

*Who can benefit from belly dance? 
Belly dance is suitable for all women and helps us to express and connect with the body on a deeper level. It builds self-confidence and self-esteem and is also a reminder of the divine feminine energy that is within us. The energy of creation, sensuality, sexuality, birth, rejuvenation, nurture, love and abundance. 

Benefits 

Helps the nervous system to slow down. Working the upper body will encourage you to open and strengthen your neck, chest and shoulders whilst simultaneously opening a space in your heart and lungs to deepen your breath. 

Belly dance works actively with reproductive organs increasing the energy flow, and the circulation and stimulation of those ones, making them work more efficiently. It is very beneficial for PMT symptoms. 

Strengthens the pelvic floor, which makes it very beneficial during and after pregnancy. In belly dance we use circles, shimmies and other movements that help opening up the hips and release any tension that restricts movement to this area. This way, not just the pelvis gets more flexible, but the whole body will. 

Flexibility of the spine. Our spine connects all our organs through the nervous system and connective tissues. It is said that the connective tissues is the place where we hold past traumas and pain. Working the spine will help to release toxins and ‘old patterns’ that we may no longer need. When we free the ‘old stuff’ we clear our mind and this will increase our consciousness. 

It also works with our throat chakra. Dance is the language of the soul, it is the expression of our thoughts and deep emotions. It is a great exercise for those ones who struggle with communication.

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